UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis Health System news UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/welcome/themes/default/images/logo.gif http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/news UC Davis Health System news Eat pancakes, help sick children on March 6 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11814/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11814 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 22, 2017) - On Monday, March 6, pancake lovers can drive through, eat their fill of short-stack pancakes and make a donation to support sick and injured children at UC Davis Children's Hospital, in recognition of the International House of Pancakes' (IHOP) National Pancake Day. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11814 Ryan D. Blanc 2017-02-22T00:00:00Z Placenta provides time capsule for autism studies http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11821/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11821 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 21, 2017) - In two recent studies, researchers at UC Davis have shown that the placenta can provide critical information about early changes to the intra-uterine environment that may influence fetal development and ultimately, children’s brains. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11821 Dorsey Griffith 2017-02-21T00:00:00Z Adult ADHD topic of upcoming UC Davis MIND Institute lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11818/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11818 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 16, 2017) - UC Davis MIND Institute researchers Julie Schweitzer, Murat Pakyurek and Faye Dixon will speak on “Living with ADHD as an Adult: Updates on Research, Diagnosis and Treatment” on Feb. 22 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11818 Sheri Chow 2017-02-16T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health Vice Chancellor and Dean Julie Freischlag, M.D., accepts new position as president and CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11809/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11809 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 14, 2017) - Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences and School of Medicine Dean Julie Freischlag will depart UC Davis Health at the end of April to take a new job as president and chief executive officer at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11809 Michelle Silva 2017-02-14T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center to power portion of local facilities with 100 percent renewable energy http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11804/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11804 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 13, 2017) - UC Davis Medical Centerannounced today that it has signed a new agreement with SMUD to take steps toward fulfilling UC Davis’ commitment to become carbon neutral by 2025.  Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11804 Karen Finney 2017-02-13T00:00:00Z Language barriers may interfere with access to kidney transplantation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11801/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11801 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 10, 2017) - Language barriers may hinder U.S. kidney transplant candidates’ access to kidney transplantation, according to a new study in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  Led by a team from Cedars-Sinai, UCLA Health and UC Davis Health, the research suggests that patients who primarily speak a language other than English may face disparities that keep them from completing their kidney transplant evaluations and, ultimately, from receiving a transplant. Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11801 Karen Finney 2017-02-10T00:00:00Z Leading expert on women and heart disease to speak at free public event http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11802/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11802 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 10, 2017) - Amparo Villablanca, a nationally renowned specialist on heart disease in women, will provide a free lunchtime address on “Heart Disease: What Every Woman Should Know.” The lecture is open to the public and takes place Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 12:10 p.m. until 12:50 p.m. in room 1204 of the Education Building, 4610 X Street in Sacramento. RSVPs are requested via email to Angela Carrasco at avcarrasco@ucdavis.edu. Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11802 Karen Finney 2017-02-10T00:00:00Z Poverty and high neighborhood murder rates increase depression in older adults http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11798/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11798 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 9, 2017) - Older adults who live in poor and violent urban neighborhoods are at greater risk for depression, a study by researchers from UC Davis, the University of Minnesota and other institutions published Jan. 23 in the journal Health & Place has found. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11798 Carole Gan 2017-02-09T00:00:00Z UC Davis leads the nation in kidney transplants http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11766/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11766 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 8, 2017) - UC Davis physicians gave lifesaving kidney transplants to more than 400 people in 2016, making it the highest-volume kidney transplant program in the nation. In addition to the growth, outcomes for UC Davis kidney transplant program patients have consistently exceeded the national average. Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11766 Karen Finney 2017-02-08T00:00:00Z Spirit Halloween Superstores donates $39,632 to UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11797/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11797 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 8, 2017) - UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department will continue to train individuals to become certified child life specialists at UC Davis Children's Hospital, thanks to this year’s donation by Spirit Halloween Superstores. Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11797 Ryan Blanc 2017-02-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis study finds mold, bacterial contaminants in medical marijuana samples http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11791/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11791 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 7, 2017) - UC Davis physician researchers have found that medical marijuana contains multiple bacterial and fungal pathogens that may cause serious and even fatal infections. They warn that smoking, vaping or inhaling aerosolized marijuana could pose a grave risk to patients, especially those with leukemia, lymphoma, AIDS or conditions requiring immune-suppressing therapies. Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11791 Carole Gan 2017-02-07T00:00:00Z UC Davis hosts nation's first necrotizing enterocolitis symposium in partnership with the NEC Society http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11793/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11793 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 7, 2017) - UC Davis and the NEC Society will host the necrotizing enterocolitis symposium, the nation’s first conference solely focused on the prevention and improved treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), on April 5-7 at the UC Davis Conference Center. The symposium will bring together internationally acclaimed medical experts and researchers, neonatologists, pediatric surgeons, immunologists, neonatal nurses, dietitians and lactation specialists, along with patient families affected by the disease. Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11793 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-02-07T00:00:00Z Researchers from UC Davis School of Nursing and UC San Diego School of Medicine to study Kawasaki disease treatment options and experiences http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11779/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11779 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 2, 2017) - Researchers from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego received a $2.8 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for a three-year study on the effectiveness of two different therapies for children with Kawasaki disease, as well as the burdens of treatments on those children and their families. Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11779 Rebecca Badeaux 2017-02-02T00:00:00Z Raphael Bernier to speak on autism spectrum disorder at UC Davis MIND Institute lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11777/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11777 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 2, 2017) - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11777 Sheri Chow 2017-02-02T00:00:00Z UC Davis experts: American Heart Month http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11778/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11778 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 1, 2017) - UC Davis faculty are available throughout American Heart Month in February for interviews on the detection, treatment and prevention of heart and vascular disease. They can also discuss groundbreaking research that is leading to new methods of addressing common heart conditions, including heart failure, arrhythmia, atherosclerosis, valve disease, congenital conditions and coronary artery disease. Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11778 Karen Finney 2017-02-01T00:00:00Z Undergraduate course on the 'Physiology of Cannabis' offered this spring at UC Davis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11772/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11772 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 31, 2017) - A new undergraduate course on “Physiology of Cannabis” (HPH 115) will be offered at UC Davis this spring to raise awareness and understanding of how cannabis and cannabinoids affect the body. Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11772 Carole Gan 2017-01-31T00:00:00Z Endocrine Society task force, chaired by Styne, issues new guideline on pediatric obesity http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11776/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11776 WASHINGTON, DC (January 31, 2017) - The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare providers on how to prevent and treat childhood obesity with lifestyle changes. Dennis Styne, professor of pediatrics and Yocha Dehe Endowed Chair in Pediatric Endocrinology, chaired the task force that developed the guideline. Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11776 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-01-31T00:00:00Z How maternal immune response to allergies may affect neurodevelopment http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11770/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11770 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 31, 2017) - Researchers at UC Davis have published a study that illustrates how maternal immune activation could affect neurodevelopment in offspring. Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11770 Dorsey Griffith 2017-01-31T00:00:00Z Prior DUIs predict future criminal activity among firearm owners http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11758/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11758 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 30, 2017) - Among individuals who legally purchased handguns in California, prior convictions for driving under the influence (DUI) and other alcohol-related crimes were associated with a substantial increase in risk for subsequent violent or firearm-related crime, according to a study published Jan. 30 in Injury Prevention by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program. Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11758 Doreen Purvis 2017-01-30T00:00:00Z UC Davis Cancer Care Network welcomes two new sites http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11756/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11756 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 26, 2017) - The UC Davis Health Cancer Care Network of community oncology programs has expanded to include Barton Health in Lake Tahoe and Ridgecrest Regional Hospital in the southeastern Sierra. Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11756 Dorsey Griffith 2017-01-26T00:00:00Z Media advisory: UC Davis Health hosts extreme weight-loss fashion show http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11757/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11757 (January 25, 2017) - The UC Davis Bariatric Surgery Program fashion show will spotlight 13 patients who dropped a total of more than 1,600 pounds following surgical weight-loss procedures. During the event, called “An Evening of the Stars,” the models will share brief personal stories and photos from their battles with extreme weight, and then walk a stage wearing the latest fashions from local clothing stores. Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11757 Karen Finney 2017-01-25T00:00:00Z Faulty DNA error correction genes set stage for familial gastric cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11743/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11743 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 19, 2017) - A large team of researchers from UC Davis and several European and Latin American institutions have identified genetic variations that contribute to familial gastric cancer. These inherited mutations, which affect the PALB2, BRCA1 and RAD51C genes and have been implicated in other cancer types, impair a critical DNA repair mechanism called homologous recombination. These findings could improve preventive care, as well as provide targets for new therapies. The study was published last month in the journal Gastroenterology.  Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11743 Dorsey Griffith 2017-01-19T00:00:00Z Many late-stage lung cancer patients do not get treatment http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11742/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11742 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 18, 2017) - A national study by researchers at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that a significant number of lung cancer patients are not receiving treatment. Based on data between 1998 and 2012 from the National Cancer Database, 21 percent of patients (190,539) with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) received no specific cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery. Many of the untreated patients were women, elderly, minorities, low income and uninsured. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11742 Doreen Purvis 2017-01-18T00:00:00Z World's first total-body PET scanner takes big step forward http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11744/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11744 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 17, 2017) - The UC Davis-based EXPLORER consortium, which aims to build a revolutionary total-body PET (positron emission tomography) scanner, has announced the selection of two industry partners to help build the prototype device. They are United Imaging Healthcare America, a North American subsidiary of Shanghai United Imaging Healthcare, and SensL Technologies of Cork, Ireland. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11744 Dorsey Griffith 2017-01-17T00:00:00Z Register for Donut Dash: Proceeds benefit UC Davis Child Life http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11736/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11736 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 17, 2017) - The ninth annual Donut Dash will take place Saturday, March 4, at 8:30 a.m. at William Land Park in Sacramento. Proceeds will benefit the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11736 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-01-17T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health System becomes "UC Davis Health" http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11741/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11741 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 17, 2017) - Today, UC Davis Health System officially becomes UC Davis Health. University officials say the name change better captures the health system’s overall institutional focus, which is to serve the health and well-being of its patients and community. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11741 Charles Casey 2017-01-17T00:00:00Z Showalter appointed chief information officer for UC Davis Health http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11731/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11731 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 12, 2017) - Following an extensive nationwide search, UC Davis Health has appointed William Showalter as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11731 Mark De Anda 2017-01-12T00:00:00Z UC Davis and nation's cancer centers jointly endorse updated HPV vaccine recommendations http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11722/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11722 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 11, 2017) - Recognizing a critical need to improve national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has again united with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement in support of recently revised recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11722 Dorsey Griffith 2017-01-11T00:00:00Z Young Adult Bereavement Art Group begins Feb. 9 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11729/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11729 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 11, 2017) - The UC Davis Hospice Program and UC Davis Children's Hospital Bereavement Program will offer an eight-week Young Adult Bereavement Art Group for individuals ages 17 to 24 who are coping with the recent loss of a loved one. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11729 Caitlin Scordalakis 2017-01-11T00:00:00Z Are you training for a marathon in 2017? http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11728/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11728 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 10, 2017) - Interest in endurance sports such as long-distance running is growing, and finishing a marathon is likely on many New Year’s resolution lists for 2017. UC Davis sports medicine specialist Brandee Waite offers tips for safely running your first — or next — marathon. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11728 Karen Finney 2017-01-10T00:00:00Z Genomic sequencing illuminates recent Shigella outbreaks in California http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11719/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11719 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 9, 2017) - In a study that could have significant impact on how disease outbreaks are managed, researchers at UC Davis and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) have sequenced and analyzed genomes from Shigella sonnei (S. sonnei) bacteria associated with major shigellosis outbreaks in California in 2014 and 2015. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11719 Carole Gan 2017-01-09T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health welcomes Beijing medical equipment company http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11721/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11721 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 9, 2017) - UC Davis Health has entered into an agreement with Top Grade Health Care to establish a translational research and development center to advance the treatment of patients with cancer. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11721 Charles Casey 2017-01-09T00:00:00Z John Elder Robison to speak on autism at upcoming UC Davis MIND Institute lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11713/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11713 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 3, 2017) - New York Times bestselling author and autism advocate John Elder Robison will speak on “Life with Autism” in a free public lecture on Jan. 11 at 4:30 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11713 Dorsey Griffith 2017-01-03T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute part of national study on video game-like therapy for ADHD http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11708/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11708 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 28, 2016) - The UC Davis MIND Institute is participating in a nationwide ADHD study using a scientifically designed video game-like technology. Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11708 Dorsey Griffith 2016-12-28T00:00:00Z Shift in some teens' use and perceptions of marijuana after recreational marijuana is legalized http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11707/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11707 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 27, 2016) - Marijuana use significantly increased and its perceived harm decreased among eighth- and 10th-graders in Washington state following enactment of recreational marijuana laws, according to a UC Davis and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health to be published online in JAMA Pediatrics. There was no change in use or perceived harm among 12th graders or among similar grades in Colorado. Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11707 Doreen Purvis 2016-12-27T00:00:00Z Genomic sequencing illuminates recent Shigella outbreaks in California http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11706/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11706 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 22, 2016) - In a study that could have significant impact on how disease outbreaks are managed, researchers at UC Davis and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) have sequenced and analyzed genomes from Shigella sonnei (S. sonnei) bacteria associated with major shigellosis outbreaks in California in 2014 and 2015. Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11706 Doreen Purvis 2016-12-22T00:00:00Z Study identifies who could benefit most from exercise as a depression treatment http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11701/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11701 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 21, 2016) - Factors such as advanced age and greater aerobic capacity increase the likelihood that exercise will work as a treatment for depression in elderly patients, a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has shown. Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11701 Charles Casey 2016-12-21T00:00:00Z Children's Hospital's online newsletter published today http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11698/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11698 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 20, 2016) - The Pediatric Press, UC Davis Children's Hospital's online newsletter, has published its winter issue today. Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11698 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-12-20T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health System awarded grant to advance culture of diversity and inclusion http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11694/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11694 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 19, 2016) - UC Davis Health System has been awarded a grant by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to pilot a first-of-its-kind diversity and inclusion toolkit. The three-year, $36,000 award aims to enable universities and their academic and health centers to measure institutional climate and culture. Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11694 Rebecca Badeaux 2016-12-19T00:00:00Z UC program excels at reducing hospital blood clots http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11690/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11690 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 15, 2016) - Results of a UC-wide venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention program, led by Gregory Maynard, chief quality officer for UC Davis Medical Center, have shown a significant reduction in hospital-associated VTEs at all five participating UC hospitals, according to a recently released study authored by Maynard and published in the December 2016 issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine. Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11690 Mark De Anda 2016-12-15T00:00:00Z Fragile X drug trial gets $11.5 million in NIH funding http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11686/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11686 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 15, 2016) - The UC Davis MIND Institute and Rush University Medical Center have been awarded $11.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to test a new therapy designed to improve language learning for children fragile X syndrome.  Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11686 Dorsey Griffith 2016-12-15T00:00:00Z Hormonal contraception is safer than expected for women with diabetes http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11678/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11678 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 14, 2016) - Strokes and heart attacks are rare for women with diabetes who use hormonal contraception, with the safest options being intrauterine devices (IUDs) and under-the-skin implants, new research published in Diabetes Care shows. Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11678 Karen Finney 2016-12-14T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital joins ImproveCareNow network http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11683/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11683 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 14, 2016) - UC Davis Children’s Hospital has joined ImproveCareNow, a network of care centers where clinicians, researchers, patients and parents work together to help care for kids with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11683 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-12-14T00:00:00Z UC Davis part of national effort on links between health and exercise http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11675/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11675 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 13, 2016) - We know that exercise is good for you. But why, and how? The National Institutes of Health today (Dec. 13) announced a six-year, $170 million nationwide project to dig deep into the molecular changes that come from physical activity, and how they influence health. Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11675 Andy Fell 2016-12-13T00:00:00Z Genetics and environment combine to influence autism-associated genes http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11674/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11674 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 13, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis have shown that a well-known neurotoxin (PCB 95) and a chromosomal duplication (Dup15q) have a profound impact on DNA methylation, the epigenetic process that can influence gene activity. These cumulative genetic and environmental “hits” alter the epigenetic landscape during development, altering genes linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study was published in the journal Cell Reports. Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11674 Dorsey Griffith 2016-12-13T00:00:00Z Toby Marsh named UC Davis Medical Center chief nursing and patient care services officer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11667/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11667 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 12, 2016) - Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11667 Mark De Anda 2016-12-12T00:00:00Z Immunotherapy improves survival in late-stage lung cancer patients http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11671/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11671 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 12, 2016) - A large trial by UC Davis professor David Gandara has found that the immunotherapy atezolizumab was superior to chemotherapy for patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11671 Dorsey Griffith 2016-12-12T00:00:00Z Healthy weight only protects women from hot flashes during the early stages of menopause http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11659/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11659 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 6, 2016) - Greater weight increases the likelihood of hot flashes and night sweats during early stages of the menopause transition but reduces those symptoms throughout menopause and beyond, new UC Davis research published in the journal Menopause shows. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11659 Karen Finney 2016-12-06T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital supports safe sleep practices http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11656/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11656 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 2, 2016) - Every year in the United States, 3,400 infants die of sleep-related causes. In Sacramento County, one infant every other week dies, due to their sleep environment. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11656 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-12-02T00:00:00Z